FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Visitors to Williamson County seeking to learn, and taste, some of the county’s deep whiskey history can now experience two of the area’s distilleries and have dinner all while being chauffeured by Gray Line’s luxurious black car service. The new Dinner & Distilleries tour will begin at the guest’s location of choice in Franklin, Nashville, or the surrounding area and take them on a five-hour tasting experience.
Guests on the Dinner & Distilleries tours will begin with a drive through Williamson County’s countryside to Leiper’s Fork Distillery where they’ll learn the history and heritage of small-batch whiskey production in Williamson County before sitting for a tasting in the distillery’s tasting room. A scenic ride to Thompson’s Station follows, with a visit to the former town Granary that is now home to H Clark Distillery. As guests sip on specialty cocktails, they will see how H Clark creates their hand-crafted spirits one small batch at a time. The tour will finish next door at the former general store now home to Circa Grill with a dinner of sophisticated Southern cuisine with views of the 100-plus acres land preservation of rolling countryside and Thompson’s Station’s landmark red caboose.
“Over the years the whiskey distilleries in Williamson County have become incredible draws for visitors to our county and this new tour will be yet another fun way for guests to experience these unique spots in a fun and safe way,” said Visit Franklin President & CEO Ellie Westman Chin. “Gray Line Tennessee has proven over the years exactly why they are one of the top tour companies in the state, and their black car service is the perfect way to experience these distilleries. We are thrilled to partner with them on this new tour and are excited to see guests out enjoying themselves safely.”
All guests on the new Dinner & DIstilleries tour must be 21 or older. Tour prices will range from $65 – $137, and all current protocols included in the Tennessee Pledge in regards to limiting tour sizes will be followed. Currently, it is recommended that tours consist of no more than eight guests and each wear masks while on the tour. Reservations for the Dinner & Distilleries tour can be made through VisitFranklin.com or GrayLineTN.com.
ABOUT VISIT FRANKLIN Visit Franklin is the public brand name of the Williamson County Convention & Visitors Bureau. Visit Franklin is the official destination marketing organization for Franklin and the unique communities of Williamson County, Tennessee. Visit Franklin stimulates economic growth through the promotion of travel and tourism assets such as history, music, attractions, entertainment, the arts, and events to visitors from around the world. For information on Franklin and Williamson County, visit us on the web at VisitFranklin.com.
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